"The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from human to kind."-Sun WSW at the Farm Sanctuary

I went to live on a farm for three days. I left with more than 500 hundred new non-human animal friends, more than a dozen new human animal friends, a wealth of knowledge, pockets full of hay, an overwhelming sense of empowerment, sore muscles, a handful of brusies, an enormous amount of respect for those who work on farm sanctuaries, the inspiration needed to pursue a gradual shift from vegetarianism to a plant-based diet, and the inspiration to be a better advocate for those who don't have the ability to advocate for themselves.

Watkins Glen Santuary

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. The sanctuaries have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, NY; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area. At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are friends, not food. The employees and volunteers of the sanctuary educate millions of people about their plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. They advocate for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and reach out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.

At the Watkins Glen sanctuary, nestled in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, the rolling green pastures of Farm Sanctuary’s 175-acre New York shelter are home to more than 500 rescued farm animals.

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